The test was ordered but the results were never communicated to the patient. Because he never heard from the physician’s office, the patient assumed that the test had come back normal. The patient came back a year later for another screening and the results came back well above 4.0 ng/mL. It was later discovered that the patient’s original lab results were high enough to warrant a biopsy 12 months earlier. The physician’s office alleged that the results were never sent to their office. The patient’s health rapidly deteriorated and he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The patient died within 19 months of receiving his diagnosis.